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Zumbiel Digital Recognized for Award-Winning Work on KODAK PROSPER 6000S at 2019 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition
Zumbiel Digital, one of the country's largest independent paperboard packaging companies and the first company to install a KODAK PROSPER 6000S Press, picked up the coveted "Digital Application of the Year" award and a “Gold Award” at the Paperboard Packaging Council's 2019 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition (PPC). Zumbiel's award-winning submission was sleeves produced for Kroger Home Chef, which offers subscribers a rotating selection of seasonal menus and meal kits. With this frequent rotation of information to keep things fresh for its customers, Zumbiel receives 24 new graphic files for sleeve SKUs that are placed around generic primary packages weekly. With the help of its KODAK PROSPER 6000S, minutes after receiving the art files from Kroger, Zumbiel is printing and die-cutting sleeves at a rate of over 50,000 per hour with zero make-readies. "It's an honor to receive this incredible recognition from our peers, and
Kodak Recognizes Toppan Forms in Record-Breaking Achievement
Toppan Forms, an information solutions company and user of KODAK PROSPER Presses, achieved a major milestone when they returned a jetting module built with KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology for refurbishment after more than 34,000 hours of operation. This equates to printing non-stop for almost four years and printing enough A4 pages to reach the moon three times over. The KODAK inkjet head was installed in one of Toppan Forms’ KODAK PROSPER Presses in 2014. Will Mansfield, Director of Worldwide Product Marketing and Category Management for Kodak’s Enterprise Inkjet Systems, said, “Toppan Forms’ achievement speaks to their operational excellence as a print service provider of digitally produced print communication. It’s also a testament to the reliability of PROSPER Presses in the most demanding of print environments.” Toppan Forms has tripled their jetting module life over the past five years and their performance exceeds that of all other press installations wor
Kodak to Focus on Solutions for More Production Efficiency, Sustainability and Flexibility in Newspaper Printing at IFRA World Publishing Expo 2019
At the upcoming IFRA World Publishing Expo, October 8 and 9, 2019, Berlin, Germany, Kodak will underline its continued commitment to the newspaper industry. Kodak professional experts will attend Stand D.10 in Hall 21 to communicate the latest on advanced technologies for newspaper platemaking, sustainable plates and leading inkjet technology for digital newspaper production. The highlight among newspaper printing plates will be the new KODAK SONORA X-N Process Free Plate, which provides significantly longer run lengths, better stability and faster imaging speeds compared to the predecessor generation. Process free plates are growing in popularity among newspaper and coldset printers because they combine excellent newspaper print quality with environmental and cost benefits. The SONORA X-N Plate completely eliminates processing equipment and chemistry, helping newspapers save water, energy and floorspace. The Kodak team will also be answering questions about